Characteristics of Good Game Masters: Humility

A humble game master will be aware of and embrace the fact that her players know things that she doesn’t.

The humble game master is aware that they make mistakes. When players point out a mistake, the humble game master accepts and admits the error and makes an adjustment if necessary.

When the humble game master plays in someone elses game, they look for opportunities to learn something. An approach to description. Pacing. Villain creation. There is something that this game master knows that I don’t know and can learn from.

The humble game master is aware that they can improve some skill, some method, some house rule. Their game can be better. The second a game master believes they have nothing to learn is when they become the sort of game master that runs bad games.

 

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